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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Buildings across the county will fling open their doors to visitors for Norfolk’s Heritage Open Days. Here are just a few that will be open on Friday.
Friends Meeting House
This 19th century Quaker Meeting House is still home to Quaker work in Norwich and hosts many local community groups. Open Saturday 9am till 5pm on Upper Goat Lane, NR2 1EW.
Norwich Puppet Theatre
A change to see behind the scenes of this medieval church converted into a theatre. Enjoy the display of 30 years of puppets and you can even make one to take home. Open Saturday 10am-4pm., St James’s Church, NR3 1TN
Hayman Lodge will open its doors, displaying history and artefacts about Old Catton, and is open Saturday 10 till 4 on Oak Lane, Old Catton, NR6 7DB.
Norwich University College of the Arts - East Garth
A former medieval friary now home to NUCA’s recently refurbished photography building. Open Friday and Saturday: 10 till 4. With tours on a first come first served basis at: 11am, 1pm and 3pm at the East Garth Photography building NR3 1HW.
This theatre houses the first permanent reconstruction of an Elizabethan stage and the Norwich players group who regularly stage productions. The Maddermarket is open Saturday 10 till 5 with backstage tours, displays and refreshments. St. John’s Alley NR2 1DR
Museum of the Broads
This museum host exhibitions on medieval peat diggers, thatchers, boat builders and many more areas of the broad’s rich history. It is open Saturday 10:30 till 5 at The Poor’s Staithe, Stalham, NR12 9DA.
Cinema city with be screening a special programme of archive film of the bygone days of Norwich and the surrounding area. The screening starts at 10:30 on Saturday. Pre-book at the cinema or at: www.picturehouse.co.uk/cinemacity
Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum
This museum is situated in a 500 year old cottage, and is the oldest domestic building in Dereham. It is open Saturday 10 till 3 on St. Withburga Lane, Dereham NR19 1ED
Norwich Sea Cadets
The ship Lord Nelson is one of the only floating headquarters for the Sea Cadets. Meet them and the staff, and see scrapbooks and memorabilia, you can even get information on how to become a Sea Cadet or volunteer. The ship is open 10am till 4pm. NR1 1EE
Strangers’ Hall Museum
The museum is one of Norwich’s oldest buildings, dating back to 1320. Explore its many rooms in Tudor, Stuart and Victorian period styles. Open Saturday 10 till 4, located at Charing Cross, NR2 4AL.
To find out more visit: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/
As the gates to the Royal Hospital Gardens at Chelsea opened to the world’s media yesterday, with a frenzy of activity as photographers and camera crews vied for the best vantage points, there was also a very palpable sense of relief among the hundreds of nurserymen and women who have come to exhibit their prize horticultural specimens that their stands were complete and looking their very best.